Barbecue Bash Essentials
15 items to make your backyard the best barbecue joint on the block.
May long weekend is just around the corner, and what better excuse to host a backyard, family-friendly barbecue? Think roasted Bell peppers, sizzling steaks, sauce-slathered ribs, ice cold beer or an adult-inspired take on lemonade (we suggest Limoncello and Citrus Fizz). It’s time to break out your parasol, kick back with a cold one, and celebrate four days away from the office with grilled cuisine and these 15 essential items.
Worried that the almost-summer sun will warm your beverage? Try out West Elm’s Canvas Drink Holders ($10) to keep your bottles or cans chilled all afternoon. westelm.com
Feeling parched? Walrus’ Water Carafe ($35) is the perfect bottle to quench that thirst and keep guests satisfied. walrushome.com
Serving more than just a few friends? Urban Barn has the party essential collection with their Pizarra Servingware ($14-$39) for that round-the-table guest list. urbanbarn.com
With a pitcher of punch in hand you’re in need of West Elm’s Fishs Eddy Tumbler Set (4 for $24), perfect for in the house or on the patio. westelm.com
Sunshine means it’s “I scream/you scream” time (especially for Mint Chip Gelato) and Anthropologie’s Soda Fountain Ice Cream Cone ($10) makes serving up this delicious treat all the more fun. anthropologie.com
With a bag of ice and the Coleman 54-Qt. Steel Cooler ($249.95) from Crate & Barrel, your sodas, beers, and chilled wines will keep cool all day. crateandbarrel.com
Dress up your patio table in navy stripes with Plum Home + Design’s Cabana Table Cloth ($128). plumhomeanddesign.com
Based on the Mayan hammock weaving technology, the Acapulco Chair ($524) from Pomp and Circumstance will be the most sought-after spot for the party. pompandcircumstance.ca
CB2’s Picnic Charcoal Grill ($119) is the perfect backyard addition that keeps barbecues small with plenty of room for entertaining. cb2.com
The Jardine Butler Stand ($199) from West Elm makes switching hot dogs for patties a smooth operation when positioned next to any grill. westelm.com
The final touch to any backyard-bash is Bose’s 151 SE Environmental Speakers ($299.99). They’re able to survive all weather types and your friends favourite Country songs (even if you aren’t). bose.ca